Spatchcocked Yard Bird?!!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smokeusum, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. smokeusum

    smokeusum Smoking Fanatic

    Ok, so I spatchcocked a 6lb yardbird yesterday, mixed up my rub and buttermilk, and have left the ol' girl chill for the past 24 hours.

    Do I put her booby up or booby down on my (vertical smoker) rack? Estimated smoke time? Recommendations forth skin to "bite through" skin?

    Here's a pre-soak view :)
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Up. What temp are you smoking at? I smoke all my birds with the smoker running 325-350. Takes around a hour. You will want to run no lower than 325 to get good crispy skin.
  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    What kind of smoker?     They take about an hour and half for me in my mini wsm or UDS but i cook them 400 ish usually and they cook really fast ( the direct heat helps the cooking time also)     Yep cook in inside down but if you want  crispier flip skin down part way.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2014
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gonna be tasty.... Love spatchy's !
  5. smokeusum

    smokeusum Smoking Fanatic

    It's a propane masterbuilt xl on the outside, but it's been somewhat modified and is a quasi-stick/quasi-gas burner. I'm smoking and not grilling (mentally, the pivot point is 350 degrees to me) the target temp is 275-300, but it seems to be running hot right now; it's at 325.
  6. smokeusum

    smokeusum Smoking Fanatic

    Perfect! Thank you! I'll up the temp a bit!
  7. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    It'll take a bit longer probably but shouldn't be much more than 1 1/2
  8. smokeusum

    smokeusum Smoking Fanatic

    I was kinda hoping to hear like 3 hours... Lol, lesson learned!!! It's coming along great! I'll post a few qviews shortly!!
  9. smokeusum

    smokeusum Smoking Fanatic


    Is it wrong that I let my chickens play around the smoker?
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  10. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]  [​IMG]

    Dumb chickens, don't they realize what's going on?!?  [​IMG]
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Do you think you could make 'em stop?

    Those Golden Buffs? Red Star? Cinnamon Queens? Large brown eggs, excellent layers?
  12. smokeusum

    smokeusum Smoking Fanatic

    They are 9 week old golden comets; a hybrid super layer - they should be laying 1 a day each by August 1st. What you can't see behind the smoker is a 6 week old Porcelain Sizzle Bantam (hybrid) and a 6 week old Black Bearded Silkie bantam (heritage, show quality) that may lay eggs, but who cares, since there are so comical (which is why I got them!) and hiding behind me in the kitchen are 1 week old Golden Laced Wyndottes that are heritage birds but are known for their super layer ability, but like the Silkie and Sizzle, I got them cuz they're interesting to look at 😜

    So basically, by mid September I'll be beggin y'all to take eggs since I'll get about 7 a day for about 9 months...
  13. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You'll like the comets, they are great layers w/ extra large eggs. They are extremely social. They like to see you twice a day if possible. They will follow you, they will do things they know you dislike if you don't recognize them and talk to them.  They are really great. I have had nearly all the major breeds and you'll get no better all-round than the comets.

    Hawks and dogs also love them.

    I recommend you put the word out to the family to start saving for you cartons.
  14. smokeusum

    smokeusum Smoking Fanatic

    All my fur babies have accepted the feathered additions very well!

    But we do have hawks & owls....
  15. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This photo made my day! Too funny. And should be great egg laying motivation for those clucks! 


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